Northeast B.C. reports 22 COVID-19 cases last week

Northeast BC recorded 22 COVID-19 cases between March 13th to 19th, down from 35 cases last week, according to…

Northeast BC recorded 22 COVID-19 cases between March 13th to 19th, down from 35 cases last week, according to recent BC Centre for Disease Control data.

There were 16 cases reported in the North Peace, one in the South Peace, and five in Fort Nelson.

In the Northern Health region, there are 21 people in hospital, with eight of them are in critical care. The area recorded four deaths over the last week, bringing the total to 323.

As of March 23rd, 17,706 Fort St. John residents are fully vaccinated, which is 78.8 per cent of the population. Only 6,925 residents have received their booster dose.

In Dawson Creek, 9,660, or 71.5 per cent, are fully vaccinated, while 4,355 people have received a third dose.

In rural areas of the North Peace, 4,699 residents are fully vaccinated, while 1,838 people have received their booster.

In rural areas of the South Peace, 3,343 residents have received two doses, while 1,419 have received a third dose.

To view the schedule for vaccine clinics in Northeast BC, head to Northern Health’s website.

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